#17: Nick Bower
M.I.A, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Gareth Pugh, Riccardo Tisci, Francesca Versace and John Galliano – just to mention a few – have all come from London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins.
Its therefore no wonder Stussy has become such a power house brand with designers such as Nick Bower part of their team, who shares the same history as these listed successful creatives, being a part of the London institute’s alumni.
The South African designer has helped bring Stussy further in its appeal through focusing on a lifestyle more than fashion itself, with their streetwear being a product that caters to a culture first before trends.
Its this ideal of putting street culture first, and fashion second that has resulted in the brand being so heavily embraced.
– Creative Director, Jonathan Lubala